Photographer Lucas Foglia had an unconventional upbringing. His home was a Long Island farm, just 30 miles from the Gordon Geckos of Wall Street, where his parents had put down roots as followers of the back-to-the-land movement, which advocated self-sufficiency in all things. His exhibition and book of images, A Natural Order, captures such lifestyles, not as an idyll, but as a reality – this American dream has dirt under its fingernails, and Foglia doesn’t shy away from it.
Oct 22, 1882 N.C. Wyeth born in Needham, Massachusetts, N.C. Wyeth studied under Howard Pyle to develop his craft as a painter/illustrator. He earned acclaim for the art he provided for Scribner’s Illustrated Classics book series, with titles like The Boy’s King Arthur and Drums. He lived for an extensive time in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he was killed in a train crash on October 19, 1945.
Lafitte helped General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans against the British in 1815. The Lafittes then became spies for the Spanish and moved to Galveston Island, which they called Campeche, where they developed the colony. Lafitte continued pirating around Central American ports until he died trying to capture Spanish vessels sometime around 1823. Speculation about his life and death continues among historians.
How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy
How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy. "The mission was born in Allegheny City, Pa., where Carnegie worked as a bobbin boy in a textile mill — his job was to fill the bobbins with thread and oil them for the machines. He was determined to improve his lot, but he couldn't pay the $2 subscription for a local library"